Kasun wins the Golden Boot award
for the second time
By Hafiz Marikar
Ratnam Sports Club and Sri Lanka centre Kasun Jayasuriya
has made himself, his club and work place proud by
winning theGolden Boot award for the second time in the
KIT Premier League Football Tournament for scoring the
highest number of goals.
Kasun who hails from Badulla is one of the top class
strikers of the game and played well in the tournament.
He netted 12 goals in 11 games, and in the last season
he scored 23 goals in 20 games.
He missed the finals against rivals Saunders Sports Club
due to a red card in the semis which deprived him of
scoring more goals.
Kasun started playing football at Dharmadutha College,
Badulla and later entered St. Joseph's College, Darley
Road, and represented the school.
Speaking to The Sunday Leader Kasun said that this feat
was possible due to the great support he got from his
He said that Ratnam Sports Club is blessed with the some
top class players and˙ can be rated as the best club in
the country - the reason why Ratnam's have been winning
Hurley Silvera speaking to The SundayLeader said that
Kasun gave his best to the club to win the KIT Premier
League for the second successive year. He has lot of
football in him and is sure to do well in the coming SAF
games which will be held in Sri Lanka .
Kasun, who is attached to the Hirdramani Group plays for
his company in the Mercantile tournaments and helped his
company win the championship this time.
He has been a regular player of the national team and
has given of his best to the country.
Kasun is thankful to all those who coached him from his
school days upto the the present time.
He led the Sri Lankas against the Malaysians and also
led the country in the 2nd leg of the world qualifying
round game against Qatar .
Football fans wish him the very best.
Christmas bash at Victoria
Victoria Golf & Country Resort will be having their
Christmas bash on December 15 from 7.00 p.m. onwards.
The Christmas bash is a much awaited event at the
Victoria. It features a scrumptious four course
Christmas dinner with many surprises like raffle draws
for jewllery, five star accommodation vouchers and a
disco that will move your body to the grooves.
A secret Santa giving away prizes, a chance to sit on
Santa's knee or become the best dressed couple and win
prizes and much much more at this years Christmas bash
at the Victoria
"Definitely the Christmas bash at Victoria will be the
most happening event this Christmas season in Kandy. It
is a never to be missed event. Seats are limited for
that mouth watering Christmas dinner - so reverse you
place as fast as you can," said Mike Varney, general
manager, Victoria Golf & Country Resort. To reserve
your place at the Christmas Bash at Victoria this
December call 0777 258 730. Be there or be left out!
Gronholm crashes out in Ireland
World Rally Championship leader Marcus Gronholm is out
of the Rally Ireland after crashing on stage four in
Sligo on Friday morning.
Gronholm was taken to hospital in Sligo after losing
consciousness following the crash but he was later
released after being examined by doctors.
The Finn's co-driver Timo Rautianinen was unhurt in the
Loeb, who trails Gronholm by four points in the
standings, led Dani Sordo by 4.4 seconds after five
Finland's Mikko Hirvonen was 39 seconds behind Loeb in
third place. BP Ford's Gronholm hit a wall in the fourth
stage near Sligo while running third behind Citroen
team-mates Loeb and Sordo. "They found some very
polished tarmac and Marcus didn't get the braking he
expected," added Ford team principal Malcolm Wilson.
Through the Week
Sports happenings at a glance
Atapattu stuns the cricketing fraternity
'The Muppet Show' was rhe headline in the Sunday Mail in
describing the outburst by Marvan Atapattu at a media
briefing after third day's play in the first Brisbane
Test. Marvan, basically a calm and collected person who
is prominent for his majestic stroke play took the role
of a fearsome pace man slammed Sri Lanka Cricket
selectors. He very boldly labelled chief selector
Asantha de Mel as a 'joker' and the other selectors as 'muppets'
,calling them as money hungry and who have personal
SLC to discuss Atapattu's criticism
Former cricket captain Marvan Atapattu is in danger of
being sent home following his outburst against the Sri
Lanka national selectors at the press briefing.
Warne's coach Jenner still after Murali
At the beginning of every tour after that Boxing Day
Test in 1995 the Aussies have been haunting and
haunting him, doing their utmost to hound him out of the
game. Warne's bowling coach Terry Jenner has again
called the ICC to scrutinise to prove his action in a
Slater says Australians should support Murali
Former Australian opening batsman Michael Slater urged
the Australian public to change their notions against
Muttiah Muralitharan's bowling action as Murali is a
true hero of sport.
Asian National Rugby Tourney
Sri Lanka will play in the Asian Nations Division One
tournament along with Chinese Taipei, China and
Singapore in April next year said the President of SLRFU,
DIG Nimal Lewke.
Royal and Trinity share Corea Cup
The fourth annual Royal College versus Trinity College
hockey encounter for the J.C.A Corea Challenge Cup
played at the astro turf ended in a thrilling nil all
Mahela blames 1st Innings debacle for defeat
Mahela Jayawardene the Sri Lankan Skipper attributed his
side's defeat by an innings to bad batting in the first
SLC perturbed over Atapattu's drastic comments
Sri Lanka Cricket Interim committee at an emergency
meeting decided to take disciplinary action against
Marvan Atapattu once the former captain returns to the
island after the tour. They have decided that he will
not be recalled. Mahela is also determined to keep him.
McGill vows Australia can prosper without Warne.
Having finally stepped out of Warne's shadow Stuart
McGill claimed his 200th Test wicket by bowling a
unplayable leg spinner to Vandort. McGuill vowed to show
the world that Australia could prosper without the
departed leg spinner and expressed solidarity with Sri
Lankan rival, Muttiah Muralitharan.
Justine Henin beats Maria Sharapova
Belgium's Justine Henin's Worlds Number 1 inspired
season reached a most suitable climax when she
successfully defended her title at the tour-ending
event, the WTA Championships defeating Maria Sharapova
of Russia in three sets, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 in Madrid. To
beat the comeback Russian after a shoulder injury it
took her 3 hours and 25 minutes - the longest final
after the event switched to the best of three since
1999.Henin ended 2007 with 10 titles and unbeaten in 25
Ishara clinches a triple crown
Ishara Madurangani of Sri Devananda College Amba-
langoda clinched a triple crown at the Ping Pong
Academy Open All Island Ranking Table Tennis
Championships concluded at St.Thomas' College,indoor
stadium, Mount Lavinia.
Soccer violence in Italy
Inter Milan's match with Lazio was postponed on Sunday
and AC Milan's game at Atlanta was abandoned early on
after a Lazio fan was accidentally shot dead by a Police
officer. The dead man was in a car with other Lazio
Holy Family Balika MV annexes two titles.
Holy Family Balika MV, Kurunegala annexed two major
netball titles in the All Island under 15 and All Island
'Milo' under 14 netball tournaments beating Musaeus
College ,Colombo and the more fancied Kalutara Balika
Federer crowned king of tennis 2007
Switzerland's Roger Federer was crowned the year's top
player for the fourth consecutive time at a glittering
ceremony in Shanghai's Qi Zhong Stadium, the venue of
the Masters Cup showpiece. However Federer slumped to a
shock defeat to Fernando Gonsalez in his opening match
here and will probably need round-robin wins against
Nikolay Davydenko and Andy Roddick to reach the semi
Gasquet upsets Djokovic
Eighth ranked Richard Gasquet stunned No 3 Novak
Djokovic 6-4,6-2 at the Masters Cup ,all but ending the
Serbian player's run with a match remaining in
Mercantile Rugby Sevens
Thirty nine teams will participate in the 37th
Mercantile Rugby Sevens' conducted by the Mercantile
Rugby Football Association and sponsored by Dialog
Satellite TV to be worked off from November 16 to 18 at
the CR&FC grounds, Longden Place.
Pakistan golfers impress on day one
The Royal Colombo Golf Club, the venue of the 120th Sri
Lanka Amateur Golf Championships sponsored by the Golf
Union was worked off under near perfect conditions on
the opening day of the prestigious main championship
which is due to conclude on Friday. It was the Pakistani
Golfers who impressed over the hosts Sri Lanka on day
Sanga's fitness the main worry
Sri Lankan cricketers arrived in Hobart and will be at
the nets on Wednesday and Thursday prior to the second
Test on Friday at the Bellrive Oval. According to
skipper Mahela Jayawardene he has been getting match
fit, doing his running between the wickets and generally
moving about without much discomfort.
Dilshan sparkling 188
Test discard Tillekeratne Dilshan smashed a sparkling
188 with 12 sixes and 14 fours as Bloomfield trounced
Colts CC by 87 runs in their SLC Premier Tire 'A'
limited overs cricket tournament played at Havelock
Park. Australian born Mathew Riki Wessells, son of
former South African player Keppler Wessells top scored
for the Maitland Place club, NCC, with 83 in 99 balls in
his d‚but match versus Tamil Union helping his club to
win by 4 wickets at Maitland Place.
SL Golf Nationals
ON day two of the main event, the Sri Lankan Amateur
Open golf Championship witnessed stiff opposition
between the foreign and Sri Lankan golfers to come
within the cut off 46 out of an overall 84 players.
Nadal - the latest upset at Masters Cup
World Number 2, Rafael Nadal suffered the latest upset
at the season ending Masters Cup when he was beaten
4-6,6-4,6-3 by fellow Spaniard David Ferrer.
Royal Institute in 32-25 win
Royal Institute beat Belvoir College International by 32
points to 25 in a boys fixture of the inter
International Schools boys and girls under 19 tournament
conducted by the British School.
India win 4th ODI
Tendulkar smashed almost a run a ball, 97, to help India
beat Pakistan by 6 wickets in the 4th ODI against
Pakistan played at the Capt. Roop Singh Stadium in
Gwalio in the 5 ODI Indian Oil Cup series. Scores:
Pakistan 255 for 6 wickets in 50 overs; India : 260 for
4 wickets 46.3 overs,
Nayana Priyantha 200 n.o.
Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa were too strong for
for St. Peters College, Negombo when they amassed 414
for 2 declared in their inter-school Lemonade Trophy
encounter played at Moratuwa
Scores: Prince Of Wales College 414 for the loss of 2
wickets declared; St.Peter's College, Negombo 1st
innings 70 all out and 2nd Innings 61 for 4 wickets at
English cricketers arrive today
The England cricket squad led by Michael Vaughn will
arrive today for their second leg of the tour which
will feature three Test matches against Sri Lanka.
Compiled by Sunil Thenabadu
Basl Sports Gala
Sports Gala 2007 is one of the significant and social
events organised annually by the sports committee of the
Bar Association of Sri Lanka. The event will be held on
November 25 (Sunday) at St. Joseph's College Grounds,
Colombo 10 at 7.00 a.m. The members and their families
of 71 branch associations of the Bar Association of Sri
Lanka from all parts of the country will participate in
this memorable event. This will be the greatest annual
family gathering of attorneys-at-law and their families.
Chief Justice, Sarath N. Silva will be the Chief Guest
at the event. Attorney General C. R. de Silva,
President's Counsel, Solicitor General, Priyasath Dep,
President's Counsel, and President, Bar Association,
Nihal Jayamanna, President's Counsel will grace
The main feature of Sports Gala 2007 will not only be
games for all but also fun, entertainment, prizes and
surprises. The events include a six-a-side cricket
tournament, tennis (matches will be held on November 18
at 10.00 a.m. at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association, Green
Path, Colombo) swimming, netball, badminton, table
tennis, soccer, carrom, chess and athletics.
These events will be held at St. Joseph's College sports
complex and cricket grounds.
The winning BASL Branch with the highest number of
points will be awarded the Hon. Chief Justice's
The best cricket team will be awarded the Bar
Association President's Trophy
and the best sportsman and the best sportswoman trophies
will be awarded by the Attorney General and the .
Godfrey Cooray, chairman of the sports committee, the
Bar Association of Sri Lanka requests the participation
of members of branch associations to make this event a
For any further information please contact - Godfrey
Chairman, Sports Committee, BASL,Tel. 0 11-2236736,
031-2239221, 0722270792 Pancy Joseph, Convenor, Sports
Committee, BASL Tel. 0773196022, 011-2246398,
Shamel Madurasinghe, Administrative Secretary, BASL
Tel. 011 2387477
Isuru Udana bags 9 wickets
Isuru Udana took a matchbag of nine wickets as D. S.
Senanayake College forced a draw at their inter-school
cricket tournament match concluded at Wijerama Mawatha,
Scores :Ananda: 186 and 209 (U. Jayawardena 59, D.
Ireshan 39, D. Samarakkody 6 for 60, I. Udana 4 for 53)
D. S. Senanayake: 238 (L. Weragala 20, G. Weerasinghe
92, N. Pathirana 41, H. Darshana 36 n.o., U. Peiris 6
for 86, W. Ishara 2 for 18)
Bash of the Kandy Clan
˙A unique event organised to promote fellowship and
strenghten the bonds of friendship amongst the lads and
lasses of Kandy will be held on November 25 (Sunday) at
the CR & FC grounds commencing 9.30 a.m.˙It is a fun day
open to all past pupils of Kandy schools and their
families. Loads of entertainment, games, competitions,
prizes and surprises, music, dancing, food and trade
stalls are on the agenda. All young and the not so young
- come join in the fun to rekindle fond memories and
relive your school days.
For further information please contact: Dineli on
0112699866/0717616306 or S.B. Herath on 0112889732 or
077- 4163304.˙Ranil Prema- tilake, Secretary, TCK, OBA,
Learn to play golf in seven days
The Victoria Academy of Golf is a centre of excellence
for teaching golf. The excellent facilities at this
luxury resort lend themselves to providing the prefect
learning environment for all levels of players, from the
beginner to the golf professional.
A special programme has been designed to teach the game
in a week. Under the watchful guidance of Mike Varney,
British PGA professional, who also is the General
Manager of the Resort, the programme will cater to the
local and overseas market.
The seven day course will teach you the basics of golf
from how to get your grip right to mastering those
bunker shots. Methods used will simplify the
The programme will also help you to unlearn those bad
habits and learn the correct technique which will enable
you to perfect your game.
"Our aim is to encourage the potential local golfer to
take up the game and for our overseas players to enjoy
their vacation whilst they learn the game under our
Our coaching sessions are designed to help the players
bring out their own individual style and to enjoy the
game," commented Mike Varney, General Manager, Victoria
Golf & Country Resort.
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Compiled by Sunil Thenabadu